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 A lawsuit over five dollars - Bradley v. Google

“This is a lawsuit over five dollars.” So begins the court’s analysis. On August 19, 2006, Google AdSense terminated Bradley's account, removed all ads, and failed to pay plaintiff the approximately five dollars in revenue that the ads on her site had generated.

Theresa Bradley’s $250,000 lawsuit alleges that her staff spent 100 hours placing Google AdSense ads…only to have Google remove them, alleging that Bradley clicked on her own ads in violation of the AdSense user agreement. (For more information on this hilarious lawsuit see Update 43). Her claims: false advertising under the Lanham Act, fraud, interference with prospective business advantage, violations of California Commercial Code § 2207 relating to alteration of contract terms, breach of contract, unlawful interception of electronic communications under 18 U.S.C. § 2520, invasion of privacy under California law, and intentional destruction of evidence, professional property, and personal property.
Only one of her eight claims survived a motion to dismiss:
On August 24, 2006, plaintiff discovered that all of the emails in which she had communicated with Google AdSense had been removed or deleted from her account. This claim for injury to personal property was not dismissed.

Bradley v. Google, Inc., 2006 WL 3798134 (N.D. Cal.)




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